Sebastian Vettel thrilled with his third Formula 1 title; now he becomes youngest Formula 1 triple world champion in the sport.
Dramatic Interlagos race provided him many time position gambling, following the opening lap of the race the German dropped to seventh place after Turn one, and again he drop back to 22nd following the incident with Senna at Turn three.
But the Champ come-to the race with aggressive pace and also his floor was damaged in Turn 3 incidents, and many laps he keeps the consistent pace behind the Kobayashi.
Also the German was delayed with a slow final pit-stop, and finally he set sixth place behind Nico Hulkenberg. The defending world champion clinched his third world title despite his main title rival Fernando Alonso finishing second on the podium.
“It’s difficult to imagine what goes through my head now, I am so full of adrenalin.” Vettel said.
“It was an incredible race, everything that could have happened to make it more difficult for us today, happened! I got turned around in Turn 4 for no reason and was heading the wrong way; so I had to get straight and was lucky no one hit me.”
“The car was damaged and we lost speed in straights, even more as it dried up, but fortunately it started to rain again. All weekend people tried to push us in a certain direction and said if it rained it would be harder for us, but we have proven today that we like rain conditions as much as the dry.”
The German added, “I am very, very happy. The most important thing throughout the season is that we kept pushing and remained ourselves. We just try to do our thing and stick to the route that we know and that’s what made the difference.”
“Some people try to play games, but we never get distracted, we keep going our way. Everyone at Milton Keynes and here at the circuit, they are always pushing so hard and we really stepped up our game in the second half of the season. I would like to thank everyone in the team and at Renault. There’s no one in this team that feels more important than anyone else, we all push together, alongside each other, it’s one big force and I’m very proud of that. It’s unreal what has happened.”
“To win a third title, especially here where one of my heroes Ayrton Senna was from, it’s difficult to put into words. I was crying in the car but my radio wasn’t working, so I’m maybe happy for that! Tomorrow I can probably say more, but now I just don’t have the right words.” youngest F1 triple world champion added.
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